PM Modi lays foundation stone for IIM Sambalpur permanent campus


Sambalpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Sambalpur via video conferencing.

The Prime Minister called for innovations for value addition of natural resources, promotion of tourist destinations and making local products global brands.

Till 2014, there were 13 IIMs in India. Today, there are 20 IIMs. Such a large talent pool can help strengthen the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ campaign, said Modi.

“I’m certain that our IIMs can act as a bridge between local products and global collaborations,” he added.

To turn local into global, IIM students need to find new and innovative solutions, the PM said.

He said the work pattern and demand for management skills is changing rapidly.

Today, top-down and top-heavy management isn’t the need. It has changed to collaborative, innovative and transformative management, he said.

“The youth of India needs to be prepared for the massive opportunities that lie ahead in India. In this new decade, we’re responsible to give a new image to brand India globally,” said Modi.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said education in Odisha is witnessing a rapid transition.

“I am happy that our state continues its dominance in the education sector and has emerged as the education hub of Eastern India,” said Patnaik.